All of us are looking for justice or trying to see it around us in this cruel world. Seeking this in the natural course of life, some times life it self isn’t fair, or the evil deeds of some, may prevail over the weak and defenceless and that has a certain effect on us, and we want to be the judges. Not always are our thoughts righteous, no one can see the sides and the ends of all things.
In The Norse Pantheon there is a god for these affairs, Forseti, the god of justice, judgment, reconciliation and mediation. Son of Baldur and of Nana, this god is the judge of Asgard and he deals with all kinds of subjects, even the mortal ones. His hall is Glitnir, the hall of Justice, with golden pillars. All kinds of folk would come to Glitnir for mediation of their problems, some say that no one came out dissatisfied by Forseti’s judgment.
People can call upon Forseti, to help with legal problems or problems with the law, if the one who calls upon him is certain to be in the right side of the law, and if there is injustice working against that person. If not, that person has to make sure that is willing to make amends but only if those amends, are more fitting than any other judgment. Forseti can also be called, when two or more sides are in disagreement, when people must calm down and learn to listen to the other’s thoughts, so Forseti may be the mediator in this. Forseti also comes to the lawmakers and lawspeakers, to remind them that their positions of authority must remain fair, and righteous. All laws change with the course of time, all laws shape and adapt to the current needs, and unfair laws must come to an end, and new laws that give equality to all, must be made.
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